Commissioner's Community Fund - Grant Recipients June 2013

The following grants were announced in September 2013.

1.        Wymondley Parish Council, North Herts: Awarded £1,445 for CCTV to combat criminal damage and anti-social behaviour in the Wymondley Recreation Ground car park and other facilities. 
2.       Watford Community Cricket: Awarded £300 for a community cricket match in Watford which took place at the end of August, increasing positive interaction between the police and the local community. 
3.       Billy’s Wish (Hemel Hempstead): Awarded £1,500 for the campaign set up by the Dove family in memory of Billy, who died in 2011 in a knife attack.  The money will specifically be used for branded, retainable gifts to accompany knife education screenings in primary and secondary schools in the area. 
4.       Hemel Hempstead Street Pastors (HHSP): Awarded £4,500 for an expansion of the street pastors’ scheme who provide support to vulnerable people and potential victims of crime in the night-time economy. 
5.       Hertfordshire Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (HACRO) – (countywide scheme): Awarded £30,000 for their ‘Leaving Prison Behind’ work for those referred them by the county’s Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Scheme.  The money will go towards the extension of their pilot scheme which sees ex-offenders gardening or refurbishing empty properties as well as enabling HACRO to increase the numbers of paid and voluntary ex-offender mentors to work with those who are currently in the IOM scheme.
6.       HertsWatch (countywide): Awarded £666 for Neighbourhood Watch doors and window stickers aimed at deterring door-to-door traders.
7.       Watford Football Club Community Trust’s ‘Kicks’ Project: Awarded £12,272 in support of the Trust’s football and dance classes for 10 to 17-year olds as a diversionary scheme.  This work will also be supported by matched funding from Watford FC and the Premier League Charitable Fund.  
8.       Army Outreach (countywide): Awarded £2,000 for a pre-court diversionary project for up to 30 12 to 15-year-olds on a two-part, five-day programme learning team and leadership skills and gaining qualifications in a range of areas including first aid. 
9.       South Hill Centre (Hemel Hempstead): Awarded £5,720 for a crèche at their community hub which supports victims of crime. 
10.   Youth Talk (St Albans): Awarded £5,000 for ‘talking therapies’ for at least five young people aged 14 to 25 in the St Albans area who present with anti-social, violent or criminal behaviours. 
11.   Norwood (Hertsmere): Awarded £21,146 for crime, abuse and personal safety awareness courses for people with learning difficulties. 
12.   FutureHope (East Herts): Awarded £20,000 for a mobile, youth outreach project.  Money will support the provision of a bus for the project. 
13.   Samaritans (East Herts): Awarded £5,000 for their ‘Feet on the Street’ project which expands their Friday night volunteering programme.  Will provide four trained volunteers every Friday night for a year in Hertford town centre.  Funding will also go towards training and transport of the volunteers.
14.   Groundwork Hertfordshire (East Herts): Awarded £18,520 for their GreenAiders scheme which provides clean-ups and maintenance for vulnerable people’s gardens. 
15.   Radlett Road Residents’ Association Table Tennis Club (Radlett, Hertsmere): Awarded £2,000 for positive activities for young people aged eight to 17 years from a local estate. 
16.   Evergreen Football (Three Rivers): Awarded £300 for diversionary and positive activities for local children. 
17.   YMCA/Spectrum/Stevenage Borough Council (Stevenage): Awarded £25,000 for a pilot specialist drugs key worker under the ‘No More’ project to work with those who remain at significant risk of re-offending.